Sunday 6 May 2012 at 10:00pm
The Rhythm Factory
16-18 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1EW, United Kingdom
Headlining room 1 will be Ali Wells aka Perc. With a well received album finished, select EPs and remixes consistently hitting the spot, gigs all over the globe and Xmas label of the month status for Perc Trax on RA. This will be his first London gig of the year, so be prepared. Another Englishman making waves at the moment is Ashley Burchett aka Phase, who's been quietly stirring up Belgium's revered Token imprint, and is finally starting to get the recognition he deserves, with widespread praise for his latest 12-inch, a recent Tresor appearance and Berghain looming large. He's without doubt one of the best DJs to have graced our parties, destroying last year's May bash (and our Summer Rave too) and will be showing east London how to jack the funk all over again . Making an overdue trip from Manchester, are AnD. Having put out a tremendous stream of bass-heavy techno-centric crossover gear on the likes of Horizontal Ground, Idle Hands, their own Inner Surface imprint and, Felix K's Berlin-based Hidden Hawaii. This will be their London debut, and a full live PA.
Room 2 is Scand's turf, and they've got an equally hefty bill for the occasion, topped by a true warrior of the UK rave circuit: Billy Nasty. A veteran DJ with a penchant for all manner of D-floor flavours, he'll be dropping in with a bag of electro to celebrate the reformation of his much-loved Electrix and Tortured imprints, showing why he continues to get booked at the world's best clubs and festivals (he's a Bloc resident). Watch out for a clutch of tracks produced in collaboration with Radioactive Man under RadioNasty, the first pair of which just dropped on Craig Richards's brand spanking new Nothing Special imprint. Hot on his heels is another British 1210 wizard, DMX Krew, whose funk ridden productions - the most recent of which appeared on his very own Breakin' label - continue to amaze and amuse.